BMA Right on Narrow Tax Breaks in Work Place health
You can read The British Medical Association (BMA) views on the new proposed tax break on £500 spend rehabilitating employees by clicking here.
Whilst they have a vested interest in ensuring their members don’t lose out in providing occupational health services, they make some good points including the new Independent Assessment Service ( IAS ) possibly becoming a monopoly.
Why should the tax break only be available on recommendations by a government body not any other recognised occupational health professional that employers are already paying to make these kinds of decisions?
Let’s also not forget that the IAS will only make a recommendation after 4 weeks absence, yes 4 weeks. At the same time, the limit of £500 is totally arbitrary and bears no relation to any clinical need on a case by case basis.
It really is a nonsense.